Wapping charity wins £120k funding to help male sexual abuse survivors

SurvivorsUK has been awarded �120,000. Pic: PA

SurvivorsUK has been awarded �120,000. Pic: PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

A charity in Wapping has won new funding to provide 800 therapy sessions each year to male survivors of sexual abuse.

SurvivorsUK in Sovereign Close, offer victims weekly counselling in a supportive, safe and non-judgmental space but has 190 people on its waiting list.

City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, has awarded the charity £120,000 for the counselling service. The cash will fund one-to-one and telephone therapy sessions for male survivors of sexual abuse, supporting 30 people per year.

Andy Connolly, director of SurvivorsUK said: “Our service users often tell us that such support is instrumental to their recovery, and is sometimes described as life-saving.

“This grant will help us to continue such important work.”

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Alison Gowman, chairwoman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, said: “SurvivorsUK has turned around so many lives through its vital support services.

“There is a clear demand for this new counselling service which will ensure more people are getting the help they need.2

For more information about the charity visit survivorsuk.org.

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